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December 14, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday voted 5-2 to accept a consultant’s recommendation to create one or two new centers dedicated to project-based learning for high school students while modernizing academic spaces at the county’s existing high schools. The total cost of the recommended projects is estimated ...
November 28, 2017
A committee of Albemarle County parents and community members recommended that the county school division redistrict more than 200 students at three elementary schools next year. The redistricting proposal shared with Superintendent Pam Moran on Monday would reduce enrollment at Greer Elementary— currently among the county’s most overcrowded schools ...
November 10, 2017
Over 100 Albemarle County parents attended a community meeting Wednesday to share their thoughts on a potential redistricting of students in three of the county’s urban ring elementary schools. A 13-member Redistricting Advisory Committee convened by the School Board has met four times this year to address current and ...
October 27, 2017
An architectural consulting firm told the Albemarle County School Board on Thursday that the county would soon need new high school facilities to accommodate growing enrollment and implement innovative educational programs. “We have to look at what the competition is doing around the world and around the country, and do ...
September 19, 2017
Albemarle County Public Schools has begun planning for a school redistricting that could affect hundreds of students in the county’s urban ring around Charlottesville. A 13-member Redistricting Advisory Committee will attempt to address overcrowding at Agnor-Hurt, Greer, and Woodbrook elementary schools, and consider middle school student assignments based upon ...
July 15, 2017
Scottsville and Red Hill elementary schools, two rural schools located in the southern portion of the county, have been waiting to be approved for expansion and parity work for years. Scottsville has been in need of modernized classrooms, an expansion of its current footprint and a new gym, while the ...
July 13, 2017
Work is underway to design new science labs and modernized classrooms for Western Albemarle High School and its Environmental Studies Academy. A 10,000 square-foot addition to the school will include three new labs, an office and prep rooms with storage. Seven existing science classrooms and six more classrooms throughout ...
February 09, 2017
The first four Albemarle County Public Schools projects to be paid for using a $35 million bond referendum will begin to go to bid next month, and construction will begin this summer, schools staff told the Albemarle County School Board on Thursday night. Staff members also warned the board that ...
February 03, 2017
As new restaurants and merchants spring up throughout Crozet, highlighting the benefits of population growth in western Albemarle County, parents and officials are concerned about the impact of that growth on area schools. Preliminary projections recently compiled by the county show Western Albemarle High School enrollment exceeding official capacity by ...
March 24, 2016
The Albemarle County school division hopes to fund $35.5 million worth of capital projects in 2017-18 and 2018-19 through a proposed bond referendum this fall. The Albemarle School Board on Thursday voted, 6-0, to approve a preliminary list of projects to inform the Board of Supervisors’ April 13 decision ...
February 26, 2016
Head Start students at Greer Elementary will be bused to Broadus Wood next year and some Albemarle High School students will be housed in a modular unit, as the county school division fights to find extra capacity at overcrowded schools. County schools COO Dean Tistadt and Rosalyn Schmitt, assistant director ...
August 28, 2015
The Albemarle County School Board is still considering a plan that, if fully funded, would spur $123 million in capital improvements to the school division’s infrastructure over the next five fiscal years. The board on Thursday took its second look at the plan, which is approximately $18 million more ...
June 19, 2015
As Albemarle County Public Schools continues with a redistricting plan that would adjust high school feeder patterns, some parents have begun calling for the division to build a new high school in northern Albemarle. However, neither Albemarle's current nor projected enrollment figures warrant such a move, officials say. "Right ...
June 03, 2015
Parents and community members continued Tuesday to offer their opinions on proposals that could see some Albemarle students switch schools at the start of the 2016-17 academic year. The meeting marked the public’s second opportunity to comment on scenarios developed by the Redistricting Advisory Committee. “This is an iterative ...
April 03, 2015
Overcrowding at two schools has led the Albemarle County School Board to initiate the formation of a redistricting committee. At its meeting Thursday, the board debated the scope of a redistricting study and whether other schools throughout the county should be considered for changes. “Staff’s recommendation is for a ...
October 10, 2014
Students at Henley Middle School will soon be exercising in a new type of learning space. On Thursday, the Albemarle School Board approved the schematic design for a $2.2 million, approximately 7,400-square-foot physical education addition that would accommodate the school’s growing enrollment and transform physical education instruction ...
August 15, 2014
The Albemarle School Board Thursday received more information on a proposed $67.8 million classroom upgrade scheme. The work, which is being presented as the School Board considers its recommendations for next year’s Capital Improvement Plan, is being called a “learning spaces modernization” project. The CIP is shared jointly ...
June 27, 2014
A group charged with identifying Albemarle County Public Schools’ facility needs says the division’s buildings will require about $212 million in work over the next 10 years. The update from the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee came as the schools revisit projects slated for construction, renovation or design in ...
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